Monday, July 20, 2020

Wallace in "68"

Stoney Carlisle
& The Plaquemine Playboys

Wallace in "68"
(Stoney Carlisle, White Cliffs, BMI)
Prod. A.J. Landry and Stoney Carlisle
Deep Delta 7

Stonewall Jackson "Stoney" Carlisle (1927-1985)
A country music singer and musician, active in Texas and Louisiana, Stonewall Jackson "Stoney" Carlisle, recorded many records from the mid-1940s until his death in 1985. He performed at clubs, dance halls, festivals, and events, beginning his career in towns such as Kilgore, Gladewater, and Longview during the golden period of East Texas dance halls during the oil boom of the 1940s and 1950s. He also performed at the Big D Jamboree in Dallas, a venue that was held every Saturday night at the Sportatorium. Selected parts of the performance were then broadcast on Dallas station KRLD and through the CBS radio network to more than forty states. In 1959 he and his family moved to Gretna in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, where he continued performing and creating records. He sang his own original compositions as well as the works of other artists such as Roy Acuff and Ernest Tubb. Though he may not have been aware of the relationship, he was a fourth cousin to Elvis Presley who also performed in dance halls in East Texas in the early 1950s. Stoney's wife Earlene played drums with his band which had various names during the years such as the Plaquemine Playboys,the Country Boys,the Western Men, or the Texas Playboys.

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